UAIC Ichthyological Collection

Occurrence dataset published by University of Alabama Biodiversity and Systematics

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UAIC Ichthyological Collection

Description

The State of Alabama contains the most diverse fish fauna of North America. The University of Alabama Ichthyological Collection (UAIC) documents this diversity and is one of the largest educational and research collections of fishes in the southeastern United States. This nationally and internationally recognized biological resource includes over one million preserved, skeletal, and frozen specimens, some dating back to the mid 1900's, and is the best single resource documenting past and present distributions and abundances of fishes in the State.

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Administrative contact
Randal Singer
Collection Manager of Fishes
University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences, 403 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall 35487 Tuscaloosa AL United States +01 205-348-1822
Metadata author
Randal Singer
Collection Manager of Fishes
University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences, 403 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall 35487 Tuscaloosa AL United States +01 205-348-1822
Originator
Randal Singer
Collection Manager of Fishes
University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences, 403 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall 35487 Tuscaloosa AL United States +01 205-348-1822

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University of Alabama Biodiversity and Systematics

Publication Date

Jul 21, 2014

Registration Date

Jul 21, 2014

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Taxonomic Coverage

Most taxa are from the Southeastern United States, but good holdings exist from other localities both foreign and domestic.

CLASS
Actinopterygii, Chondrichthyes, Sarcopterygii, Myxini

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While the primary emphasis of UAIC has been to serve in the study and documentation of Alabama freshwater and marine fishes, the collection contains much more diversity. A significant number of fish … more

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Geographic Coverage

While the primary emphasis of UAIC has been to serve in the study and documentation of Alabama freshwater and marine fishes, the collection contains much more diversity. A significant number of fish species inhabiting aquatic ecosystems from other areas in North America are represented in the collection, as well as collections from Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.

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Custodian steward
Randy Singer
Collection Manager of Fishes
Department of Biological Sciences, 403 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall 35487 Tuscaloosa Alabama United States 3522091024205-348-1822
Administrative contact
Phillip Harris
Associate Professor and Curator of Fishes
University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences, 407 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall 35487 Tuscaloosa AL United States +01 205-348-1831
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley